HathiTrust, Authors Guild File Motions in Digitization Battle
July 9, 2012
9 July 2012. The battle lines are drawn, or should we say, more battle lines are now drawn. On June 29, the parties in the Authors Guild vs. HathiTrust filed motions for summary judgment, with the Authors Guild asserting that it should win because the library defendants have no viable defense for their mass-digitization program, while the HathiTrust argues that it should win because its program clearly falls under fair use. A third motion was also filed, in support of the HathiTrust, by the National Federation of the Blind.